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Chief Motel

10470 US Highway 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This was the only motel with an available room when we were in the area and it doesn't surprise me now. We payed $85+tax for a room in need of renovation and better lights, there was no Wi-fi, and the location is quite remote from downtown. So, make sure you start looking for a place to stay in Mackinaw City... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My stay here was tolerable. Their website boasts a private beach and grills to use. Neither existed. Their beachfront is about 1/4 mile behind the property (which they describe as a stroll). When we got to the beach, there was none. No sand, just weeds and rocks. Nothing inviting. The grills are in the back on the hotel and I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We booked the Cheif Motel after calling several hotels with no vacancies. Everyone was booked.. Being it was a long weekend. Our first night, was not pleasant! The room was musty, could not air out the place.. even with the windows and door open for hours. We had no hot water to shower and brown in color. The next day... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

My family and I have stayed at the Chief Motel on a few occasions. The rooms are nice and the staff is friendly. We had a GREAT view of the Mackinac Bridge and the island. Camp fire accommodations on Lake Huron were appreciated and useful. We'll definitely stay there again.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

The woman at the front desk was nice, but the room was so musty, it was hard to breath. The wall A/C unit worked, but was loud and rattled. The bathroom seemed clean, but the sink was old and had rust spots on it. The sheets were definitely not washed, there were arm/leg/or other hairs on them. Luckily we had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Overall terrible experience; the rooms were very dirty and it was clear the sheets were never washed. The employees that worked there were extremely rude and didnt know how to run a motel.

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